Also, it's been a very busy winter/spring/summer, so I haven't had a chance to listen all of it. Factor in that I'm quite lazy and I got bored recounting all of the albums as I usually did for a couple of previous updates soo....
This time around, I'll just mention the noteworthy stuff and where you could/can get it.
Game Music Bundle
Believe it or not, there were actually two bundles since last time: Retro Game Music Bundle and Game Music Bundle V.
Retro Game Music Bundle is the most noteworthy because it was featured a lot of never-seen-before soundtracks and/or remastered albums. You could get the music from such classic games as Duke Nukem series (+ remixes), Jazz Jackrabbit series, 7th Guest / 11th Hour, Shadow Warrior, Myst, Double Dragon Neon and lots of others. Overall, it was very high-value bundle with lots of interesting music. Too bad it was somewhat spoiled when some greedy bustard C&Ded the sale of most of the albums on the copyright grounds.
Game Music Bundle V was somewhat smaller in selection, but also offered a lot of very good albums with soundtracks for FTL, Fez (+ remixes), Marble Time, Anodyne, Leisure Suit Larry Remastered, Monaco, and more.
Then I finally got around to buy the highly praised Journey soundtrack and was quite disappointed to discover that it's very similar to the Music from Braid, only not so interesting.
On the wave of Daft Punk hype I got some of their albums and it didn't go well. Of all of their works, I find Tron: Legacy (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) to be the most worthy, but even then it's a hit-or-miss bag of tracks.
In the spring came so long-awaited new Delerium album Music Box Opera and I must say that it felt very nostalgic to listen to it. I will go as far as saying that it was the first worthy album since Poem.
From the bonus soundtracks to the games that I bought on GoG.com, I want to mention System Shock 2 OST and King of Dragon Pass Soundtrack.
Moving next, I got surprisingly good instrumental EVANGELION:3.0 YOU CAN (NOT) REDO. Original Sound Track with even more amazing 桜流し single. Oh, these quatremains!
Speaking of Japanese music, I've got all available albums of Suara, ULTRA BLUE by 宇多田ヒカル, BIGGER PICTURE by Rie fu, very solid ATLUS MUSIC ペルソナ3&ペルソナ4 サウンドセレクションVol.4 and amazing 千本桜 (feat. 初音ミク) - Single.
Also, a new 六弦アリス album 不思議の国の音哲樂 まやかし篇. A physical copy, among other missing CDs. Now I only miss ファンタジア ～2nd Sign～ ルナティック・ラヴ.
Probably the most strange addition to my collection were 17 CDs of Chopin: Complete Edition.
All right, other noteworthy stuff. [ Movements ] was very good, as well as Shadowrun Returns OST by Gavin and Marshall Parker and Sam Powell. And the most recent addition of Pablo Vega's works for Arcen Games.
Plus, I finally got around to move a lot of old music to my ever growing iTunes Match collection, upgrading quite a few tracks in the process. Namely, all of the Spice Girls albums and some of the post-breakup solo albums, a lot of Robbie Williams and Kylie Minogue, Mylène Farmer and Massive Attack.
Fun times were had with Bailando when this song suddenly stuck in my head for a week for no apparent reason. And then there were such old-timers of our youth as Sex sells, When You're Gone, I Begin To Wonder, One & One, Fuoco Nel Fuoco, Shanghai Surprise, Moonlight Shadow, It's Your Duty, Otherwise, Pretty Fly (For a White Guy), Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2, Sour Times, Californication, No Ordinary Love, To the Moon and Back, The Logical Song, Passion, Summer Son and Prince Igor.
So yeah, quite a bit of new and old music. Let's see what the rest of the year will bring.